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    Why does this text drop down instead of wrap?

    Hi,

    I'm brand new to this forum and am grateful to find it!

    This newsletter for a MailChimp campaign renders properly in many email clients.

    But in Outlook 2007 & 2010, and in some others, the text drops down instead of wrapping nicely around the photo, as you can see here:

    http://www.brucesiegel.com/media/newsletter-format.png

    I work in Dreamweaver and have pretty modest HTML/CSS skills. Can anyone tell me how to fix my code?

    UPDATE: OK, I'm gonna answer my own question here, at least partially. The problem is that Outlook 2007 & 2010, it seems, do not recognize floats! That seems strange., but that's what I'm learning.

    So my question becomes--does anyone have a workaround to achieve the same effect? I don't know a thing about tables, so I'm hoping the answer doesn't involve them.




    Thanks!
    Bruce
    Last edited by BruceSiegel; 03-13-2012 at 05:03 AM.

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    without seeing your code, Im going to take a shot in the dark. ( actually heres a link i found http://www.webpronews.com/kiss-your-...utlook-2007-01 )

    I suspect that outlook 2007 doesnt play so nice with css. All the broadcast type emails sent where I work and develop are either jsut one big image or tables with inline css applied. Honestly email is one of the only places Id suggest using a table.

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    also here: http://www.campaignmonitor.com/blog/...mail-design-b/

    im sure there is more recent info on the issue. dont forget to check in your webmail clients if you have them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanInMa View Post
    I suspect that outlook 2007 doesnt play so nice with css. All the broadcast type emails sent where I work and develop are either jsut one big image or tables with inline css applied. Honestly email is one of the only places Id suggest using a table.
    Thanks, DanInMa. Unfortunately, I don't know a thing about using tables. I could go the "one big image" route, but doesn't that make it more likely my emails would be trapped by spam filters?

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    lol I think the answer WILL involve tables.

    Here are a couple of pages that might help.

    http://www.campaignmonitor.com/blog/...mails-nesting/

    http://www.sitepoint.com/code-html-email-newsletters-3/
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